WELCOME TO ZEN AND THE CITY!
My name is Anne, and I’m so happy to see you here on my page! I’m a Manhattan mom, a yoga and wellness enthusiast, a food lover, and a passionate jet-setter – and I created this website to share my enthusiasm and be a source of inspiration to all of you who have a passion for living life to the fullest!
A little bit about me…
I was born and raised in Paris, but I live in New York. I’ve been living here a long time… since I turned 22!
I have two adorable kids – a girl who’s 8 and a boy who’s 5 – and a wonderful husband. We live in Manhattan! We do not have a dog, but every day my kids ask me for one, and I have a feeling that a rambunctious family dog might very well be in our very near future!
Like every New Yorker, I love FASHION & BEAUTY! Luxurious beauty products, decadent spa treatments, shopping sprees, store openings… it’s all here for the taking when you live in New York! I’ll take you with me on those magical experiences and make sure to include links to everything – so you can purchase online no matter where you live!
If you’re like me, you’re always on the hunt for new, motivational ways to work out and stay in shape! I’m a yoga instructor, so yoga’s my thing, but I also love other types of fitness – from the trendiest workout class, to running by the river with a dog and a jogging stroller. Check out the YOGA & FITNESS tab for fitness inspiration – from the workout clothes that will make you impatient to hit the gym every morning, to the workouts that will keep you motivated and get you the results that you want!
Do you love to TRAVEL as much as I do? I grew up in Paris and spent my childhood traveling through France and Europe. In my twenties, I went all over the place with my now-husband – Brazil, Istanbul, Croatia, Russia… you name it, we did it! We’ve been to 30+ countries and every continent, and now that we have kids, we still have a major travel bug. Our backpacking days are over and done, so get ready now for bespoke and glamorous travel features – decadent hotels, world-class restaurants, dreamy destinations, and one-of-a-kind experiences all over the world!
And finally, saving the best for last – what’s a New York blog without a section on restaurants? Check out the NYC FOODIE tab for a review of all the wonderful restaurants, cafes, pastry shops and specialty stores I’ve tried and liked. Happy eating!
I hope you have as much fun on my site as I do writing it! I want to hear from you. Let me know what you want to read about by clicking the Contact page on my site, and follow me on Instagram @yoga.mom for daily pictures and updates. And don’t forget to subscribe to my blog for exclusive updates, contents, giveaways and more!